Augmented Reality: Seeing History Through New Glasses at Madame Tussaud’s in Washington DC

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In the 18th century, there was no Google Images. If you wanted to know what a famous person like Voltaire or Napoleon looked like, you went to the exhibitions of Madame Marie Tussaud to see her beautifully modeled wax sculptures. That was the most advanced technology of the time for making audiences feel that they were in the presence of…